Good start to power sharing as PKR, DAP, PAS discuss win-win solutions."He told me, a mad gleam in his eye, that we were going to get there. And this time, I had no doubt that we would."
This was to have been my last piece for Singapore's mypaper, the daily I've been writing for throughout the two weeks or so of the PRU12 period. It was published yesterday. The Star has a different take on its front page today, Parties find themselves in a quandary trying to form governments.
I was in the republic for a day trip yesterday. Drove a fellow blogger there for his job interview but he's no longer that enthusiastic about the prospect of working there as he was before the election. It's a brand new era in Malaysia, he said. "There doesn't seem to be a good reason any more to leave and work elsewhere."
While he attended his two-hour interview, I met a nephew and an old friend from a computer firm, and was interviewed by the National University of Singapore, which is conducting a research to gauge the influence of blogs and the Net in last week's General Election. (They were supposed to interview me in KL but since I was in Singapore, we decided to have it there). The varsity will be talking to YB Jeff Ooi, and I have given them a couple of other names to contact. RPK and Haris Ibrahim , many would agree, helped make the difference in this election. [Click here for Malik Imtiaz on Haris: "He told me, a mad gleam in his eye, that we were going to get there. And this time, I had no doubt that we would."]
After his interview, we had tea with an editor from the mypaper. I've agreed to write a weekly column for them on Malaysia, starting soon. Will let you know.